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40 Cal.
Birth name Calvin Alan Byrd
Genres Rap
Years active 2004 - Present
Labels Diplomat Records (2004-present)
Koch Records (2004-2007)
Babygrande Records (2007-present)
Cleopatra Records (2006-present)
Associated acts The Diplomats

Calvin Alan Byrd is an American rapper better know by his stage name, 40 Cal. is member of Harlem based mixtape crew The Diplomats.

40 Cal made his first appearance on the self titled theme song, "40 Cal" for the Dipset album Diplomatic Immunity 2.[1] However, his reputation is built on his notable rhyme battling skills, which was captured best on MTV2's Fight Klub MC battles.[2]

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Discography

Studio Albums

Date Title Label Charted Country
Albums
Aug 8, 2006 Broken Safety Diplomat
  • Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #81[3]
US
Sep 11, 2007 Broken Safety 2 Diplomat, Koch
  • The Billboard 200 #151[4]
  • Top Heatseekers #3[5]
  • Top Independent Albums #20[6]
  • Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #27[7]
  • Top Rap Albums #12[8]
US
August 2008 Mooga [[]]

Mixtapes

  • 2006 40 to Life
  • 2006 Trigger Happy
  • 2007 Trigger Happy 2
  • 2007 40 to Life Part 2
  • 2008 The Yellow Tape
  • 2008 Leader of the New School
  • 2009 New Jack (Da Carter After Nino, Like New)

References

  1. ^ " Diplomatic Immunity, Vol. 2 at Allmusic". http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gifpxqusldhe. Retrieved January 3, 2009.  
  2. ^ 40 Cal. bio at Allmusic
  3. ^ "Broken Safety at Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Aug 26, 2006. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=333&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Top+R%26amp%3BB%2FHip-Hop+Albums&ci=3077434&cdi=9023110&cid=08%2F26%2F2006. Retrieved January 3, 2009.  
  4. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard 200". Sep 29, 2007. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=305&cfgn=Albums&cfn=The+Billboard+200&ci=3086562&cdi=9403041&cid=09%2F29%2F2007. Retrieved January 3, 2009.  
  5. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard Top Heatseekers". Sep 29, 2007. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=324&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Top+Heatseekers&ci=3086561&cdi=9402945&cid=09%2F29%2F2007. Retrieved January 3, 2009.  
  6. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard Top Independent". Sep 29, 2007. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=326&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Top+Independent+Albums&ci=3086532&cdi=9402039&cid=09%2F29%2F2007. Retrieved January 3, 2009.  
  7. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Sep 29, 2007. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=333&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Top+R%26amp%3BB%2FHip-Hop+Albums&ci=3086517&cdi=9401587&cid=09%2F29%2F2007. Retrieved January 3, 2009.  
  8. ^ "Broken Safety 2 at Billboard Top Rap Albums". Sep 29, 2007. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=335&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Top+Rap+Albums&ci=3086555&cdi=9402571&cid=09%2F29%2F2007. Retrieved January 3, 2009.  

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